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Watt, James, 1736-1819 (engineer)

 Person

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence of Joseph Black I, 1754-1783

 Series
Identifier: Coll-16/I
Scope and Contents Joseph Black corresponded with many people on social and professional matters. This series includes correspondence with James Watt (1736-1819), Lord Kames (1696-1782), James Hope Johnstone (1741-1816) and Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell (1744-1816).

1 box of letters and related documents, chronologically arranged with index (1754-1783)
Dates: 1754-1783

Heriot-Watt University facade photographs, c1973

 File
Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/7.1.5
Scope and Contents Large scale black and white photographic prints (maximum size 51cm x 60cm), which join together to show the full facade of the former Heriot-Watt University building in Chambers Street in Edinburgh. The adjacent Bank of Scotland, former dental hospital and Minto Street are also included. The statue of James Watt, later removed to the new Heriot-Watt University campus can be seen in situ as can busts of the founders of Heriot-Watt University: George Heriot and Leonard Horner. Some of the...
Dates: c1973

Lecture Notes of John Robison

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-204
Scope and Contents Lecture notes from the time when Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The notes embrace the sciences of mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy and optics, together with electricity and magnetism.

It is assumed that these are Robison's own notes but this has not been verified.
Dates: c1779-c1801

Letter from Doctor Alexander Eason to Joseph Black, 18 November 1789

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/II/170-171
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor Alexander Eason, Manchester to Joseph Black, dated 18 November 1789. The letter is about barytes, James Watt's son, bleaching, hydrophobia.
Dates: 18 November 1789

Letter from Doctor James Lind to Joseph Black, 8 October 1784

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/II/198-199
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor James Lind, Windsor to Joseph Black, dated 8 October 1784. The letter is about Lind enquiring about an experiment in "aerostation" by Black and Button c 1767. The letter mentions Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and James Watt. The item contains Black's draft reply.
Dates: 8 October 1784

Letter from Doctor James Lind to Joseph Black, 19 November 1784

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/II/226-227
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor James Lind, Windsor to Joseph Black, dated 19 November 1784. The letter is about experiments by Priestley, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and James Watt on inflammable air.
Dates: 19 November 1784

Letter from Gilbert Meason to Joseph Black, 21 August 1782

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/II/178-179
Scope and Contents Letter from Gilbert Meason, Edinburgh to Joseph Black, dated 21 August 1782. The letter is about sending water samples which were causing corrosion in a steam engine and it mentions James Watt. The item also include a draft report by Joseph Black.
Dates: 21 August 1782

Letter from James Watt to Joseph Black, 15 December 1772

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/I/47-48
Scope and Contents Letter from James Watt to Joseph Black about his canal plans at Tarbert and Crinnan.
Dates: 15 December 1772

Letter from James Watt to Joseph Black, 8 June 1788

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/II/78-79
Scope and Contents Letter from James Watt, Birmingham to Joseph Black, dated 8 June 1788. The letter is about two plated tea urns that Watt has sent, one for Black and the other for Hutton. In the letter, Watt also describes a device for measuring specific gravity and mentions Doctor Priestley.
Dates: 8 June 1788

Letter from Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black, 21 April 1781

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/I/105-106
Scope and Contents Letter from Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black about James Watt's copying machine and other matters.
Dates: 21 April 1781